Geneabloggers set this Surname Saturday meme last Saturday but with family commitments last weekend and coming in late, I decided to wait until this week. This meme is a revival of an old topic by Craig Manson of Geneablogie.
How The Meme Works
To participate, do the following at your own blog and post a link back here in the comments:
1. List your surnames in alphabetical order as follows: [SURNAME]: State (county/subdivision), date range
2. At the end, list your Most Wanted Ancestor with details!
3. Post your comment at Thomas MacEntee’s blog, giving your link.
I jumped the gun with my Most Wanted as I wanted James Sherry to have prominence.
So here is my list of surnames, places of origin, places of immigration/residence at the great-great-grandparent level. I’ve also included some sibling families that I’m keen to link in. This meme has helped me to highlight some lines I need to do some more work on, like my Callaghan line from near Gorey, Wexford (Peter Callaghan was a fisherman when his daughter married).
I’ve decided to colour code the countries of origin so they stand out. I’ve also listed the names of the Dorfprozelten immigrants to Australia whom I also research.
CALLAGHAN: Ireland (Wexford, Gorey) c1860-1882, Australia (Queensland, Rockhampton, Longreach, Townsville) 1882-1950.
CAMP: England (Hertfordshire, Sandon c1795 – 1854), Australia (Queensland, Ipswich 1854-1870)
FURLONG: Ireland (Offally/King’s, Tullamore c1840-) Australia (Queensland, Rockhampton, Maryborough) 1882-
GAVIN: Ireland (Kildare, Ballymore)(Dublin, Dublin) c1830-1854; Australia (Queensland, Darling Downs) 1855-present
GILHESPY/GILLESPIE: England (Northumberland, North Shields) c1800-c1850, Scotland (Midlothian, Leith) 1850-.
KENT: England (Hertfordshire, Sandon) 1650-1854; Australia (Queensland, Ipswich) 1854-present
KUNKEL: Germany (Bavaria, Dorfprozelten and Laufach) 1600s-c1855; Australia (Queensland, Ipswich and Murphys Creek) c1855-present
McCORKINDALE: Scotland (Argyll, Loch Fyne and Loch Awe) 1790s-1889 (Lanarkshire, Glasgow) c1860-1910, Australia (Queensland, Brisbane) 1910-present
McCORQUODALE: Scotland (Argyll, Loch Fyne and Loch Awe) 1790s-1870 (England, Gloucestershire) c1870-1883, Australia (New South Wales) 1883-present
McSHARRY: (Also see SHERRY in Ireland) Australia (Queensland: Maryborough, Rockhampton) 1882-present
McSHERRY: (Also see SHERRY in Ireland) Australia (North & Western Queensland: Rockhampton, Longreach,Townsville, Brisbane) 1883-present
MELVIN: Scotland (Midlothian, Leith) 1790s-1877; Australia (Queensland, Ipswich and Charters Towers) 1877-1914, (New South Wales, Sydney) c1914-present
MORRISON: Scotland (Argyll, Strachur) 1700s-
MURPHY: Ireland (Wicklow, Davidstown) c1830-c1850; Australia (Queensland, Darling Downs) 1854-1896.
O’BRIEN: Ireland (Clare, Broadford) c1830-c1855, Australia (Queensland, Ipswich and Murphy’s Creek) c1855-1919
PARTRIDGE: England (Gloucestershire, Coleford) c1834-1854+; Australia (Queensland) 1855-present
REDDAN: Ireland (Clare, Broadford) c1830-1880s
SHERRY: Ireland (Offaly, Tullamore)(Wicklow, Arklow)(Wexford, Gorey) 1857-1882.
SIM: Scotland (Stirling, Bothkennar) c1700-c1900
WIDDUP: England (Yorkshire pre-1855), Australia (New South Wales 1856-present)
WOOD: Scotland (Stirling pre-1850)
PART 2: See my MOST WANTED post here.
I also research the immigrants to Australia from Dorfprozelten, Bavaria. This list needs some updating. The original immigrant families are in capitals with their descendant families following and their place of settlement behind the immigrant surname (Qld=Queensland/Moreton Bay) and (NSW = New South Wales):
BILZ (Qld, Brisbane), Coe, Morse
DIFLO (Qld, Toowoomba), Muhling, Ott, Erbacher
DIFLO (Qld, Ipswich, Rockhampton), Nevison
DÜMMIG, (Qld, Darling Downs, Brisbane Valley, Ipswich) Dimmock
GÜNZER (Qld, Gowrie Junction, Murphys Creek), GANZER, Volp, Hock, Gollogly, Bodman, O’Sullivan
HENNIG (NSW, Dungog), HENNY, Courts, Robson, Paf, Middlebrook
HOCK (Qld, Gowrie/ Meringandan)
KAÜFLEIN, (NSW Cooma, Monaro, Hunter Valley) Kaufline, Afflick, Agnew, Engelmann, Foran, Goodwin, Lawless, Murrell, O’Keefe, Worland
KREBS (NSW Sydney) Würsthof, Wistof, Ambrosoli, Miller
KUHN (NSW, Sydney) Brigden, Rose, Miller
KUNKEL (Qld, Murphys Creek) O’Brien, Paterson, Connors, Lee
NEBAUER (NSW, Lithgow)
NEUBECK (NSW, Hunter Valley)
WÖRNER (Qld, Darling Downs)
ZÖLLER (Qld, Darling Downs), Schulmeier, Brannigan/Branniger, McQuillan, O’Brien
ZÖLLER (NSW, Sydney).